I originally posted these rosters on my old website as Excel spreadsheets on June 22, 2008. I have since updated them.
This page features links to locomotive rosters I have compiled. These are not railroad locomotive rosters; instead, they are rosters of a specific locomotive model. In some cases, I have limited the roster to a single railroad's roster of a particular model, such as Amtrak's F40PHs or the LMX Leasing B39-8Es. I have included all the subsequent owners and disposition information I have been able to find. I made these for my own use, but considering the effort I felt they should be shared. I can't guarantee that this information is 100% accurate and up to date, but it was as reasonably accurate and complete as I could get it.
This is a roster of all EMD’s distinctive GP30s produced by EMD, including the two Canadian units, in order by original owner and including all known subsequent owners and final dispositions where applicable. I have not included the GP30B's built for Union Pacific, because their roster information wasn't very interesting. This roster is based on information from the Burlington Northern 1974-75 Annual by Motive Power Services, the Burlington Northern 1980-1991 Annual by Robert C. Del Grosso, Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium - Volume 2 by Joseph A. Strapac, the GP30 rosters at Diesel Locomotive Rosters and The Unofficial EMD Homepage and a post about GP30 Ownership at the Trains.com forums. Additional information came from The Diesel Shop and RR Picture Archives.net. Information about specific railroads came from ATSF Diesel Rosters, Burlington Northern Railroad Photo Archives, CSX Photo Archives, The Great Northern Empire Then & Now, Milwaukee Road Online, The Unofficial Soo Line Diesel Roster, Don Strack's Utah Rails and Class III Shortlines.
This is a roster of all SDP40s and SDP45s produced by EMD. Because these two models were produced in such small quantities, I am also able to include information on the paint schemes each individual locomotive is known to have worn. Major sources include the Burlington Northern 1980-1991 Annual by Robert C. Del Grosso, Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium - Volume 2 by Joseph A. Strapac, the Unofficial EMD Homepage, the Great Northern Empire Then & Now, the Burlington Northern Railroad Photo Archive, the Conrail Cyclopedia, Don Strack's Utah Rails, rrpicturearchives.net, Erie Lackawanna Railroad Survivors, Erie Lackawanna EMD SDP45 Info Request at the Atlas Forum and various other railroad photo sites.
The SDP40 was a passenger version of the SD40 freight locomotive, equipped with a steam generator and water tanks for heating passenger cars. Only 20 were built: 6 for the Great Northern Railway and 14 for the National Railroad of Mexico. Several of the SDP40s are still in service as freight units today, and one, BNSF #6327 (ex GN #325), has been preserved at the Minnesota Transportation Museum. Some of the FNM SDP40s were renumbered into a 5 digit 13000-series at some point. They may have been rebuilt. At least four carried these numbers; there may have been more. I don't know which they were originally. Three were transferred to Ferromex.
The SDP45 was a passenger version of the SD45 freight locomotive. Unlike the SDP40, which was built on the same length frame as the SD40 it was derived from, the SDP45's frame was several feet longer than that of the SD45, resulting in additional space between the trucks for fuel and/or water tanks. SDP45s for passenger service were built for the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Great Northern Railway. All are now out of service. The Erie Lackawanna also purchased SDP45s, however they purchased them for freight-only service. The Erie Lackawanna wanted the extra-long frame of the SDP45 as it could potentially carry larger fuel tanks than the standard SD45s. As they were intended for freight-only service, the Erie Lackawanna units were not equipped with steam generators or water tanks. The entire space between the trucks was allocated for fuel and the end of the long hood was tapered like a regular freight unit instead of squared off like the other SDP40s and SDP45s. The SDP45s became part of Conrail with the rest of the Erie Lackawanna. Erie Lackawanna's first group of SDP45s were ordered when the railroad was under the control of the Norfolk & Western. They were returned to the N&W's successor Norfolk Southern in 1984. Most were scrapped. One unit had been retired after a wreck, and the remains had been rebuilt into a slug by N&W. Unlike the first order, Erie Lackawanna's second order of SDP45s came through a lessor. After their 15 lease expired, they were returned to the lessor in 1984. Most of them went on to find second careers in lease service, or were rebuilt by Morrison Knudson as SD40M-2s for Southern Pacific (years after all SP's original SDP45s were retired and scrapped) and were later transferred to Union Pacific.
This roster lists all of the six-axle cowl units built by EMD, including the FP45s, F45s, SDP40Fs and F40Cs, including their subsequent owners and final disposition, where known and applicable. This roster is based on information from the Burlington Northern 1980-1991 Annual by Robert C. Del Grosso, the Unofficial EMD Homepage. Additional information came from RR Picture Archives.net, Santa Fe Cowl Units, ATSF Diesel Rosters, Milwaukee Road Online, The Great Northern Empire Then & Now, Burlington Northern Railroad Photo Archives, Don Strack's Utah Rails, Amtrak Photo Archives, & Metra Locomotive Roster.
This roster lists all of the EMD F40PH locomotives owned by Amtrak, including their subsequent owners and final disposition, where known and applicable. This roster is based on information from the Unofficial EMD Homepage, On Track On Line and Go By Train. Additional information came from RR Picture Archives.net.
This is a roster of all the SD40T-2 and SD45T-2 Tunnel Motors built by EMD. It includes a complete guide to each locomotive's numbers in the various Union Pacific number series these locomotives were placed in at various points; even if the locomotive never actually wore a number in a particular series, I have managed to figure out what it would have been.
This roster lists all of the SD40T-2 and SD45T-2 locomotives built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors, including their subsequent owners where known and applicable. Roadnumbers in red were never worn by the locomotive, due to the locomotive being retired or the numbering system being changed before the locomotive was renumbered. This roster is based on information from Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium - Volume 2 by Joseph A. Strapac and Don Strack's Utah Rails, with additional information from RR Picture Archives.net, The Unofficial EMD Homepage and DRGW.net.
This roster lists all of the General Electric B39-8E locomotives built for lease to Burlington Northern through LMX Leasing, including their subsequent owners and final disposition, where known and applicable. This roster is based on information from the Burlington Northern Railroad Photo Archives, with additional information from RR Picture Archives.net, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Locomotive Rosters from Railroads of Northern New England and Class III Shortlines.